10:38 PM 7/27/2014 by Fred Topel
The long-awaited Mad Max: Fury Road practically stole Comic-Con from The Avengers and Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. New footage showed George Miller’s return to the post-apocalyptic world he created in the trilogy starring Mel Gibson. Tom Hardy plays Max now, but is he the same Max, like different actors have played James Bond?
10:25 PM 7/27/2014 by Fred Topel
Last year at Comic-Con, Luke Evans was attached to a re-imagining of The Crow, and author James O’Barr signed posters with director F. Javier Gutierrez. We haven’t heard much about The Crow since then, and it’s already another Comic-Con. Luke Evans was on a panel for The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies, and after the press conference I asked him if he was still doing The Crow.
5:24 PM 7/27/2014 by Jeff Giles
His name is Max. His world is fire and blood. After a 30-year layoff, he's just about ready to make his way back to theaters with Mad Max: Fury Road, the long-brewing fourth installment in George Miller's classic post-apocalyptic franchise -- and if you weren't lucky enough to be in attendance at Comic-Con last weekend to catch the first trailer's debut, now you can watch it from the comfort of your own browser.
4:52 PM 7/27/2014 by Logan Falk
Since the theaters have been going through a dry spell of sorts for quality films, the first batch of certified fresh releases were able to make a good showing of themselves—one in particular was able to make a good deal above its predicted gross, and easily make its way to the top of the charts.
4:51 PM 7/26/2014 by Fred Topel
At WonderCon, I met the Maze Runner cast and crew, stars Dylan O'Brien and Will Poulter, author James Dashner and director Wes Ball. Comic-Con was the first time I got to meet Kaya Scodelario. I saw her Sundance film The Truth About Emanuel, back when it was called Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, so I asked her about going from that to a big action movie.
4:43 PM 7/26/2014 by Fred Topel
Kevin Smith showed the trailer to his new horror film Tusk during his annual Q&A session at San Diego Comic-Con. Tusk sprung from a podcast about a UK hoax where a man offered free room and board to anyone who would be willing to wear a walrus suit. Smith made a horror movie where Michael Parkes really turns Justin Long into a landlord.
4:34 PM 7/26/2014 by Fred Topel
The only time I got into Hall H at Comic-Con was to see Kevin Smith's panel for Tusk, which is kind of the big show. It's an Evening With Kevin Smith in his home turf. He opened with the story of visiting J.J.
3:52 PM 7/26/2014 by Binh Ngo
This week on The Download, we talk about the newly released Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 delay, and Warner Bros. planning 7 movies based on Arabian Nights. Binh: The moment you've been waiting for is finally here. The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey out, and you can watch it below.
1:32 PM 7/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
As expected, the superhero news is starting to fly (ha!) out of Comic-Con, and some of the earliest comes from Zack Snyder, who tweeted the first official image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just as Warner Bros. was unveiling a brief teaser showing Batman (Ben Affleck) engaging in a long-distance staring contest with Superman (Henry Cavill).
1:26 PM 7/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
With Gareth Edwards tied up working on one of the pending Star Wars spinoffs, there's no telling when Legendary will be able to get him back on the lot for a Godzilla sequel -- but as the studio revealed during its Comic-Con panel, they're keeping Edwards in the fold for a follow-up. Appearing in a videotaped message during the panel, Edwards thanked everyone who turned out to see Godzilla earlier this year and added, "It means we get to make another one.